BRIT Awards 2023 full nominations as Harry Styles leads and female acts snubbed

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    Former One Direction star Harry Styles leads the nominations for this year's Brit Awards.

    The full list of nominations was released on Thursday (January 12), as the show previews on February 11 live from The O2 arena in London.

    Harry Styles and Indie Rock band Wet Leg have bagged four nominations, including nods for the coveted best album award.

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    Elsewhere, rapper Stormzy, Cat Burns, Indie band The 1975 and dance producer Fred Again are just a little behind with three nominations each.

    Pop sensations Beyoncé and Taylor Swift will fight it out in the international categories, while Sam Ryder is in the running for best new artist and is the first Eurovision act ever to be recognised in the category.

    However, critics have slammed the event as female acts have missed out on the show's most prestigious event – Artist of the Year – as no women have been nominated for the category.

    As the nominations were announced, it documented that 42% of this year's nominations went to female artists or female-fronted bands, comparable to last year's figure of 46%.

    A year ago organisers scrapped gendered categories, merging best female and best male into an overall best artist category.

    The decision to go gender-neutral came after criticism of the 2021 ceremony by non-binary singer Sam Smith, whose gender identity meant they couldn't be nominated in the male or female artist awards.

    He said: "I look forward to a time where awards shows can be reflective of the society we live in."

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    Here are the full lists of nominees:

    Song of the Year

    Aitch and Ashanti – Baby

    Dave – Starlight

    Cat Burns – Go

    Ed Sheeran and Elton John – Merry Christmas

    Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal – B.O.T.A. (Baddest of Them All)

    George Ezra – Green Green Grass

    Harry Styles – As It Was

    Lewis Capaldi – Forget Me

    LF System – Afraid to Feel

    Sam Smith and Kim Petra – Unholy

    Artist of the Year

    Fred Again

    George Ezra


    Central Cee

    Harry Styles

    Best New Artist

    Kojey Radical

    Mimi Webb

    Rina Sawayama

    Sam Ryder

    Wet Leg

    Group of the Year


    Arctic Monkeys

    BBCC Bad Boy Chiller Crew

    Nova Twins

    Wet Leg

    International Artist of the Year


    Burna Boy

    Kendrick Lamar


    Taylor Swift

    International Group of the Year

    Black Pink

    Drake and 21 Savage

    First Aid Kit

    Fontaines D.C


    Best Hip/Hop/Grime/Rap Act


    Central Cee


    Loyle Carner


    Best Dance Act

    Becky Hill

    Calvin Harris

    Fred Again

    Eliza Rose

    Best Rock/Alternative Act

    The 1975

    Arctic Monkeys

    Nova Twins

    Tom Grennan

    Wet Leg

    Best Pop/R&B Act

    Cat Burns

    Charli XCX

    Dua Lipa

    Harry Styles

    Sam Smith

    Album of the Year

    The 1975 – Being Funny in a Foreign Language

    Wet Leg – Wet Leg

    Harry Styles – Harry's House

    Stormzy – This is What I Mean

    Fred Again – Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)

    The BRIT Awards will take place on February 11 and will broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX – from The O2 arena.


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